HORNET in a Sentence

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 n.  large stinging paper wasp; insect of the wasp family
Classic Sentence:
1  We got a splendid stock of sorted spiders, and bugs, and frogs, and caterpillars, and one thing or another; and we like to got a hornet's nest, but we didn't.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXIX.
2  But the willow-wren sent down the hornet, with orders to settle beneath the fox's tail, and sting with all his might.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
Context  Highlight   In THE WILLOW-WREN AND THE BEAR
3  I have a respect for you, but if you were alone in this business I'd think twice before I put my head into such a hornet's nest.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
4  He had been obliged to offer an abject apology to Mr. Alleyne for his impertinence but he knew what a hornet's nest the office would be for him.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Context  Highlight   In COUNTERPARTS
5  And the willow-wren summoned everything which flew in the air, not only birds, large and small, but midges, and hornets, bees and flies had to come.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
Context  Highlight   In THE WILLOW-WREN AND THE BEAR
Example Sentence:
1  This is the world's largest hornet and a native of East Asia.
2  His letter to the newspaper about racialism in schools has stirred up a real hornet's nest.
3  Laws catch flies and let hornets go free.